After spending numerous amount of years with teenagers I can't remember a time when there has not been at least one teen who has flirted with the idea of suicide. It seems there is always a teen struggling with suicide and even the extremes of cutting themselves or some sort of self mutilation. Because of this I decided to take a look at how drug addiction can lead to teen suicide. Something that we don't think of is the connection between teen drug abuse and suicide. There are some studies that would suggest that teens who use drugs regularly are more likely to consider suicide as well as to act upon their thoughts. According to the American Psychiatric Association, many teens suffer from depression.
I want to discuss your friends. Be mindful of the people that you call your friends. If people are truly your friends, they will want to see you do well in life, and they won't try to put you in a position where you can get into trouble, hurt yourself or others, or completely ruin your life by making a bad decision that will cost you big time!
Our children's salvation is a weighty matter. Like the Word reflects when our teens are lured into the bondage of drugs, self-abusive behaviors, gay-lesbian relationships, pornography, or any of the many debilitating behaviors that plague teenagers today, our hearts break into many pieces.
When it was time for Austin to graduate from high school, he couldn't imagine crossing the stage without his brother.
Even though Ty didn't attend the same high school, Austin insisted that he share the special day with his brother.
Likely everybody has heard about or knows a teenager or young adult who has experienced trouble with the law or who has been expelled from school or perhaps even threatened someone at school, sometimes with a weapon. People know these teens have problems, but they may not know these behaviors can be symptoms of a very real psychiatric illness affecting approximately 9 percent of all boys and 2 percent of all girls under the age of 18 in the United States.